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DBD::Sponge - Create a DBI statement handle from Perl data


my $sponge = DBI->connect(“dbi:Sponge:”,“”,“”,{ RaiseError => 1 }); my $sth = $sponge->prepare($statement, { rows => $data, NAME => $names, %attr } );


DBD::Sponge is useful for making a Perl data structure accessible through a standard DBI statement handle. This may be useful to DBD module authors who need to transform data in this way.



my $sponge = DBI->connect(“dbi:Sponge:”,“”,“”,{ RaiseError => 1 });

Here’s a sample syntax for creating a database handle for the Sponge driver. No username and password are needed.


my $sth = $sponge->prepare($statement, { rows => $data, NAME => $names, %attr } );

  • The $statement here is an arbitrary statement or name you want to provide as identity of your data. If you’re using DBI::Profile it will appear in the profile data. Generally it’s expected that you are preparing a statement handle as if a select statement happened.
  • $data is a reference to the data you are providing, given as an array of arrays.
  • $names is a reference an array of column names for the $data you are providing. The number and order should match the number and ordering of the $data columns.
  • %attr is a hash of other standard DBI attributes that you might pass to a prepare statement. Currently only NAME, TYPE, and PRECISION are supported.


Using this module to prepare INSERT-like statements is not currently documented.


This module is Copyright (c) 2003 Tim Bunce

Documentation initially written by Mark Stosberg

The DBD::Sponge module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. In particular permission is granted to Tim Bunce for distributing this as a part of the DBI.



Author: dt

Created: 2022-02-20 Sun 14:58